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Transportation and Freight Company to Pay for Environmental Violations

May 08, 2024 09:39AM ● By Sacramento County District Attorney’s Office News Release

SACRAMENTO COUNTY, CA (MPG) - District Attorney Thien Ho announced the resolution of a civil suit against XPO, Inc. and XPO Logistics, a global transportation and logistics company that provides supply chain solutions to businesses in various industries. XPO leased, owned or operated facilities in Sacramento and other counties in California where violations were found.

This case began with a referral to the San Bernardino District Attorney from San Bernardino County Fire, Hazardous Materials Section regarding underground fuel tank violations. The settlement was entered in conjunction with 20 District Attorney’s offices and one City Attorney office from around the state.  The settlement requirements include that XPO maintain a California environmental compliance manager to ensure that California XPO locations comply with state law relating to underground storage tanks, hazardous waste, hazardous materials and above ground storage tanks.

XPO’s corporate office and environmental compliance group were extremely cooperative with the District Attorneys throughout the investigation and settlement process. This Stipulated Final Judgment shall be in place for a minimum of five years.

As part of the settlement, XPO is ordered to pay civil penalties for their underground storage tank, above ground storage tank, hazardous waste and hazardous materials violations. Pursuant to the judgment, the Sacramento County District Attorney’s Office will receive a total of $745,000 in cost recovery and civil penalties. The Sacramento County Environmental Management Department will receive $394,000 in penalties.

“Hazardous material, storage and waste are a routine component of many business operations,” said District Attorney Thien Ho.  “By joining other District Attorney offices in the state, we can ensure large businesses take the necessary precautions to protect the environment and the safety of our communities.”

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